Sunday, July 11, 2010

Walking with a cane

I have to say , walking with a cane is indeed a good thing ! Only hang up is that my back falls into a different alignment while using the cane and it creates an odd pressure on my hips. Nothing that can't be overcome though. It is making me think about investing in a set of hiking poles and seeing if this would allow me to do walking off paved or handicapped ready surfaces ?

Going for another walk today- I should take my camera and snap some pictures of the plants like Spunkysuzi does- I always love seeing what she finds on her walks !

5 comments:

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Glad you are embracing the cane. Sounds like a good thing!

Leslie said...

I had to use a cane for awhile after my knee surgeries, and it was amazing how much it helped me! But there was definitely a learning curve to optimal use and making sure it was at the right height for me. Good luck with it.

spunkysuzi said...

I have heard those hiking poles are good to use! Can't wait to see pictures from your walks :)

Mary from Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I used to have a set of walking poles. I loved them!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I did an article on walking poles and there is research to support improved balance and stability! Most people use two but some people do well with one.

I hope you are doing okay these days!